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MHS Health Care Glossary

Military Health System (MHS) Health Care Glossary serves as the official repository and consolidated reference (as a secondary source) for terms and definitions used within the MHS. Some terms may have multiple and varying definitions based on the context and primary source of authority. Note that certain definitions may be approved only for limited use in a single primary reference document, while others may have broad applicability in multiple contexts and issuances. To determine the most appropriate definition in a particular context, consult all relevant source documents. Any disparities between this Glossary and primary sources are unintentional, and the primary source shall control.

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Wartime Medical Skills

Glossary Term
Date of Publication
2/7/2020

Specific abilities required by medical personnel that are essential to the success of the medical mission during deployed operations.

Source of Definition

DoDI 6000.19 Military Medical Treatment Facility Support of Medical Readiness Skills of Health Care Providers

Related Glossary Terms

Wartime Medical Skills

Medical Readiness

Glossary Term
Date of Publication
2/7/2020

Applied to medical personnel, this includes all of the clinical and nonclinical individual and team requirements necessary to accomplish the deployed mission.

Source of Definition

DoDI 6000.19 Military Medical Treatment Facility Support of Medical Readiness Skills of Health Care Providers

Related Glossary Terms

Medical Readiness

Military Health Care Provider

Glossary Term
Date of Publication
2/7/2020

Service personnel who are authorized to perform health care functions.  This includes members of the Active and Reserve Components.

Source of Definition

DoDI 6000.19 Military Medical Treatment Facility Support of Medical Readiness Skills of Health Care Providers

Related Glossary Terms

Military Health Care Provider

Direct Care

Glossary Term
Date of Publication
2/7/2020

Medical care provided to Service members and beneficiaries from healthcare facilities and medical support organizations owned by the DoD.

Source of Definition

DoDI 6000.19 Military Medical Treatment Facility Support of Medical Readiness Skills of Health Care Providers

Related Glossary Terms

Direct Care

Beneficiaries

Glossary Term
Date of Publication
2/7/2020

Individuals eligible for health care services in accordance with Chapter 55 of Title 10, United States Code.

Source of Definition

DoDI 6000.19 Military Medical Treatment Facility Support of Medical Readiness Skills of Health Care Providers

Related Glossary Terms

Beneficiaries | Beneficiaries | Beneficiaries [DoDI 6025.25] | Beneficiary [DHA IPM: 16-001] | Beneficiary [DoDI 1010.04] | Beneficiary [DoDI 6010.23] | Beneficiary [DoDI 6040.45] | Beneficiary [DoDM 6025.13]

Deployed

Glossary Term
Date of Publication
2/7/2020

Relocated from a person’s regular, fixed duty location to a temporary duty location that is in support of a DoD-supported operation.

Source of Definition

DoDI 6000.19 Military Medical Treatment Facility Support of Medical Readiness Skills of Health Care Providers

Related Glossary Terms

Deployed | Deployed

Non Military Patients

Glossary Term
Date of Publication
2/7/2020

Persons authorized to receive care in accordance with Chapter 55 of Title 10, United States Code, who are not currently a member of the Military Services (any component).  This includes family members of active duty military personnel, ...

Source of Definition

DODI 6000.19 Military Medical Treatment Facility Support of Medical Readiness Skills of Health Care Providers

Related Glossary Terms

Non Military Patients

Clinical Readiness

Glossary Term
Date of Publication
2/7/2020

Clinical practice that is relevant to a provider or provider team’s ability to perform their assigned deployed role.  This would include MTF-based practice as well as clinical experience gained through partnerships.  Also ...

Source of Definition

DoDI 6000.19 Military Medical Treatment Facility Support of Medical Readiness Skills of Health Care Providers

Related Glossary Terms

Clinical Readiness

Expeditionary Readiness

Glossary Term
Date of Publication
2/7/2020

Possession of the appropriate KSAs required to perform duties of a Service member’s assigned specialty in a deployed or operational setting.

Source of Definition

DoDI 6000.19 Military Medical Treatment Facility Support of Medical Readiness Skills of Health Care Providers

Related Glossary Terms

Expeditionary Readiness

Contract Clinics

Glossary Term
Date of Publication
2/7/2020

Treatment facilities that are physically separate from an inpatient military MTF; staffed exclusively or primarily by contractor personnel; dedicated to treating DoD beneficiaries unless primarily serving Service members; and operated in ...

Source of Definition

DoDI 6000.19 Military Medical Treatment Facility Support of Medical Readiness Skills of Health Care Providers

Related Glossary Terms

Contract Clinics

Privileged Health Care Provider

Glossary Term
Date of Publication
2/7/2020

A health care professional who, in accordance with the regulations of care provider a Military Department or the DHA, is granted clinical practice privileges to provide health care services in a MTF, in accordance with DHA Procedures Manual ...

Source of Definition

DoDI 6000.19 Military Medical Treatment Facility Support of Medical Readiness Skills of Health Care Providers

Related Glossary Terms

Privileged Health Care Provider | Privileged Healthcare Provider

Purchased Care

Glossary Term
Date of Publication
2/7/2020

Medical care provided by civilian providers, including individuals, groups, hospitals, and clinics, who have agreed to accept TRICARE beneficiaries.  Providers in the purchased care system generally deliver healthcare at negotiated ...

Source of Definition

DoDI 6000.19 Military Medical Treatment Facility Support of Medical Readiness Skills of Health Care Providers

Related Glossary Terms

Purchased Care

Commanders Data Quality Statement

Glossary Term
Date of Publication
12/27/2019

A subset of questions from the Data Quality Management Control (DQMC) Review List that the MTF commander or director approves and submits to the DHA DQMC Program Manager.  The DQMC Workgroup updates this statement annually.

Source of Definition

DODI 6040.40 Military Health System Data Quality Management Control Procedures

Related Glossary Terms

Commanders Data Quality Statement

Military Treatment Facility Commander or Director

Glossary Term
Date of Publication
12/27/2019

The commander or director of an MTF established for the purpose of furnishing medical or dental care to eligible individuals.

Source of Definition

DODI 6040.40 Military Health System Data Quality Management Control Procedures

Related Glossary Terms

Military Treatment Facility Commander or Director

Data Quality Management Control Review List

Glossary Term
Date of Publication
12/27/2019

A set of questions to assist MTFs in identifying and correcting financial and clinical workload data problems.  The DQMC Workgroup updates this list of questions annually, concurrently with the Commander’s DQ Statement.

Source of Definition

DODI 6040.40 Military Health System Data Quality Management Control Procedures

Related Glossary Terms

Data Quality Management Control Review List
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